TP-Link Dual-Band Wireless :: TL-WDR3600 - Requirements And / Or Restrictions For USB Hard Drives?Mar 6, 2013
Region : UnitedStates
Model : TL-WDR3600
Hardware Version : V1
Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n
I try to attach an external hard drive to my TL-WDR3600.
The hard drive: TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC130XK3J1 Formatted w/ NTFS, 4kB Block Size (default)
When I attach the drive and click Rescan in "USB Settings" -> "Storage Sharing" nothing happens.Message is still: No volumes found. Plug an external USB drive into this Router, wait for 10 seconds and then rescan the volume.
No entries are made in the "System Tools" -> "System Log" when I attach the drive or click rescan.
The drive works fine on my desktop PC running Windows 8.
I realize that it is a USB 3.0 drive, but I understand that USB 3.0 should be backwards compatible to USB 2.0. In fact, the drive works on both, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, on my desktop PC.
What are the requirements and/or restrictions for USB hard drives on the TL-WDR3600? The information I found was, that they need to be either formatted with NTFS or FAT32 (FAT32 is not an option here due to the disk size). Are there any size restrictions for external drives on the router? Why are they not listed anywhere (user manual, specifications).